Ben-Zion Orgad

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Ben-Zion Orgad (Hebrew: בן ציון אורגד, originally Ben-Zion Büschel; b. Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 21 August 1926; d. Tel Aviv, Israel, 28 April 2006) was an Israeli composer.

His family emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1933, where he started violin lessons in 1936. From 1942 until 1946, Orgad studied violin and composing with Rudolf Bergmann and Paul Ben-Haim in Tel Aviv and in 1947 with Josef Tal in Jerusalem. In the years 1949, 1952, and 1961 he took part in composing courses at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood, with Aaron Copland and others.[1] From 1960 until 1962 he studied composing at Brandeis University in Waltham.

Beginning in 1956, Orgad was employed by the Israeli Ministry of Education, in the department of its school of music. His musical works consist primarily of choir music and songs, although he also wrote orchestral works and chamber music.


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  1. ^ Yehoshua Lakner - Biberlinstrasse 5 - CH 8032 Zürich - Tel: 01/381 00 43. "Yehoshua Lakner in Tanglewood". Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  2. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site - Recipients in 1997" (in Hebrew). Archived from the original on 2008-12-27.

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